Spiced Peanut Brittle with Cocoa Nibs



 recipe for Spiced Peanut Brittle with Cocoa Nibs:

1 Cup Roasted Peanuts
1/4 Cup Raw Cocoa Nibs
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 cup of Water
Pinch of Sea Salt

Tools: Candy Thermometer, Parchment Paper, Silicone Spatulas
Prep Work:  Line a Baking tray with Parchment Paper and lightly spray with oil.

*Measure everything out and have it accessible before starting. This goes from good to bad very quickly if you aren’t prepared and present.*


1. Combined the peanuts, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, chili powder, and sea salt in a bowl and set aside.


2. Combined sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan. Attach a candy thermometer, and stir sugar mixture constantly until completely dissolved. Bring to a boil.


3. When the sugar mixture has reached a boil, add the butter. Slowly stir occasionally until the temperature reads 280F.


4. Stir in Peanut mixture, and continue cooking until temperature reads 305F. Remove from heat and quickly stir in baking soda.


5. Immediately pour on prepared parchment lined sheet, and spread out. 


*You can use a spatula, a sprayed spoon, or my personal favorite an extra sheet of parchment paper and rolling pin to thin out the brittle.*

6. Allow to cool and then break into pieces. Store in a glass container.




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